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Sun, 21 Jul 2013, 18:32 PM

Funny Car Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





MORRISON, Colo. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Funny Car at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   77 Bob Tasca III                           4 Cruz Pedregon                
E4                   0.058  4.408 257.04     ****WINNER****  0.057  4.233 295.46
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Hight     ) 0.086  4.221 302.89      (D Worsham   ) 0.083  4.232 292.84
E2    (T Wilkerson ) 0.048  4.237 303.03      (R Capps     ) 0.092  4.178 297.35
E1    (J Force     ) 0.079  4.268 296.76      (T Simpson   ) 0.097  4.188 295.46
 Qualified:            #11  4.171 304.74                        #1  4.073 307.37
4:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 24.15 inches, adjusted altitude 9,742 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Bob Tasca has four Funny Car wins. This is his first final round this year. Cruz Pedregon has 32 Funny car wins, two of those coming this year. Pedregon is 12 - 5 against Tasca III in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round.

Tasca started skating around just past the 330-foot mark. He did his best to get the car straightened out. Pedregon takes it straight down the groove for the win.

Cruz Pedregon's incremental margins: 60ft(0.006), 330 ft(0.006), 660ft(0.051). MOV: 0.1761 seconds (approximately 66 feet).

Bob Tasca III's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.400, 660ft-3.462/229.59 mph.
Cruz Pedregon's incremental times: 60ft-0.938 sec., 330ft-2.395, 660ft-3.412/254.66 mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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